Accession Number : AD0707870

Title :   IMPROVEMENT OF THE GEOS-1 NORTH AMERICAN TRACKING NETWORK FROM MULTIPLE SHORT ARC GEODETIC ADJUSTMENTS.

Descriptive Note : Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Hadgigeorge,George

Report Date : FEB 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 166

Abstract : Combinations of 171 passes were employed in a short arc geodetic adjustment to improve the survey coordinates of 29 observing stations. The recovery of the station positions and their standard errors along with other geodetic parameters are presented. The results of the adjustment show a mean standard error of approximately 3.5 meters, and corrections to NAD survey coordinates basically consistent with the observation network with the origin at Hunter AFB. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS, *POSITION FINDING), (*GEODESICS, POSITION FINDING), SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES, ORBITS, OPTICAL TRACKING, RADAR TRACKING, RANGE FINDING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Geodesy
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE